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Entrepreneurs Panel

Laura Tenison
David Pollock
Steve Purdham
Jeremy Roberts
Brian Hay
Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Tony Caldeira
Julie Meyer
Charlie Mullins
Michael Oliver
Richard O'Sullivan


Thu, 15th Jun 2006

His plans to buy the Neverland ranch mights seem as wacko as Jacko himself, but to Simon Yates of QS discounts running a family business is as easy as 1-2-3. Stuart Anderson reports.
He claims to be “a family man with a family store” but Simon Yates’ latest plan might be taking fatherly generosity a tad too far.

Thu, 15th Jun 2006

Organising a conference requires more nerve and guild that most people think. So, what should you consider before sending out the invitations? James Graham reports
Picture the scene: It's 5pm, and tomorrow you're hosting the region's event of the year, a

Wed, 14th Jun 2006

A Manchester-based business has emerged from relative obscurity to become a market leader in just five years. Michael Fahy meets the managing director of EN’s Most Entrepreneurial Company 2006, Expansys.

Thu, 28th Jul 2005

Duncan Bannatyne has risen from relative obscurity to household name within a matter of six months. But is there more to this media whore than a desire to see himself on the small screen? Ann Summers chief exec – and guest interviewer - Jacqueline Gold tries to find the smooth edges to this rough diamond.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.